Psalm 96 Thoughts
To hear some folks tell it,
When Jesus comes again,
There will be hell to pay!
When Jesus comes again
To judge the earth.
Blood and guts, for sure.
Not mine, of course, but yours.
But Psalm 96 has another picture.
The peaceable kingdom.
The kindness of God.
For the LORD comes to judge.
Yup, that's the word.
With righteousness and truth, it says.
The righteousness of utter faithfulness.
Faithfulness to creation and all its creatures.
Great and small.
The truth that always manages
To set things free.
And restore lost beauties.
And the heavens are glad and the earth shall rejoice.
The fields exult, and all within them.
And the trees will sing for joy.